The Baltimore Orioles spent the month of March 1914 in Fayetteville. Although the Orioles were still a minor league team, they had a talented rookie on their roster named George Herman Ruth. While in Fayetteville, Ruth hit his first homerun, pitched his first win, and earned the nickname â€œDunn's Babe.â€ The name â€œDunnâ€ referred to Orioles manager, Jack Dunn. It soon disappeared, but the name â€œBabeâ€ stuck. Ruth hit his first homerun on March &, 1914, during his first game as a professional player. On March 24, 1914, Ruth pitched against the Philadelphia Athletics, the reigning World Series champions, and won 6-2. Ruth spent free time in Fayetteville watching trains and riding elevators, because he had never before experienced either.